FUN IDEA FOR APRIL 2019 by huflixPrime Editors
TAXES GOT YOU DOWN? DO SOME GARDENING!
Welcome to April! The month where things finally start to warm up, the month of The Masters (that’s a major PGA golf tournament for those of you non-golfers), the Easter Bunny, and of course, here in the United States — taxes.
We can all agree that filing our taxes is not fun. For many of us, it means paying in rather than receiving a refund. Taxes are the price we pay to live in an orderly society. Sure we’ve got plenty of problems that we haven’t solved yet, but just imagine how bad it would be if we didn’t pay taxes? There would be 100% more crime, 0% of schools and education, and all sorts of chaos. It would not be good! So be of good cheer and know that your tax dollars — while they may not be going to fixing that pothole on your street, are being put to good use somewhere. Maybe?
Anyhow, here’s something you can do to take your mind off of taxes, start some seeds for your garden! Don’t have a garden? No problem, we’ve got some great suggestions for how to grow some herbs and lovely flowers in pots. It’s all quite simple and now is the time to get started!
If you’ve got the space in your yard, dig up a nice three by five patch of grass, (this will serve as your garden in the months ahead) turn it well with a pitchfork and or shovel and even add in some potting soil to add extra fertilizer. Now go back indoors and start your seeds. If you’re a beginner at the gardening thing, we suggest keeping it simple. Start with stuff that grows like crazy! Basil is good, peppers and tomatoes, pole beans and even zucchini and cucumbers. You can find seed packets and starter kits at most local grocery and hardware stores at this time of year, or you can order online.
Seed starter kit! Brilliant!
Grow all kinds of veggies! Yum!
Follow the simple directions for starting your seeds and place them near a window where they will be warm and get sunlight. Be sure to water them as needed and soon you’ll have a bunch of small plants ready to be replanted outdoors in your garden. You’ll do this in mid to late May depending on your location. If you don’t have room for a garden, basil, green beans, peppers, cucumbers, and even tomatoes can do very well in medium to large pots on a patio or small balcony. Give it a try! You’ll have a green thumb before you know it! Enjoy! For all your springtime gardening and patio needs be sure to click that big “Garden Button” right down there!